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Running head: HITECH LEGISLATION 1 HITECH Legislation Ora Witherspoon Walden University Transforming Nursing and Healthcare through Technology NURS - 6051N Dr. Jennie De Gagne October 24, 2016
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HITECH LEGISLATION 2 HITECH Legislation How has HITECH legislation positively or negatively impacted your organization? In their review Menachemi and Collum (2012) reviewed and summarized the available literature on the positive and negative effects of the electronic health records (EHRs) systems as a result of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinic Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. Much of the literature has examined clinical outcomes such as quality of care and reduction in medical errors. Other studies have examined organizational outcomes, such as financial and operational performance. Still, other studies have examined the EHRs on societal outcomes, for example conducting better research and improving population health. EHRs have been linked to an increase in adhering to evidence-based care and guidelines. For example, research indicates that EHRs have increased the use of vaccinations by computerized reminders.
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